The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 bright meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24 and peaks on the night of August 12th and the morning of the 13th. The thin crescent moon will be no match for the bright Perseids this year so be prepared for best viewing from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308 518-382-7890
$3 per person, $5 per family, free for miSci members.
Lead by astronomy educators and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group. We practice identifying stars, constellations, and dark sky objects both through telescopes (weather permitting) and indoors in the planetarium.
Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided by The Dudley.
Family friendly! Programs will be held rain or shine!
Dudley Observatory @ miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-7890 ext 259